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Oy to the World

The strains of Bach and Handel
make our spirits warm and bright.
The First Noel’s a charming air,
and so is Silent Night.
But for jolly tunes and lyrics
that will tickle and amuse,
The merriest of Christmas songs
are those composed by Jews!

Berlin knocked out White Christmas
by the light of his menorah,
And Johnny Marks wrote Rudolph
on a break from reading Torah.
If you Need a Little Christmas
’cause you’ve got the winter blues,
The best December pick-me-ups
are Christmas songs by Jews!

So for Rockin’ ‘Round the Christmas Tree
you’d better be advised
That you’re going to need some swingin’ beats
by someone circumcized!
As we don our gay apparel
and we spike our nog with booze,
Let us drink a toast — “L’chaim!”
to those Christmas songs by Jews!




  1. Jerry & Cyrille Kane wrote:

    This says more than Amen to the ongoing feistiness bubbling from the list of Garrison Keillor and Michael Feinstein. Scotty does it much better — with his talented tongue firmly planted in his cheek. Thanks so much!!!!!

    Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at 9:56 am | Permalink
  2. Win Emmons wrote:

    Well done, cuz!

    Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at 12:49 pm | Permalink
  3. Rhonda wrote:

    I just found your site today. I am in AWE. Incredible reading.

    Monday, January 4, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Permalink
  4. Scott wrote:

    You’re too kind, Rhonda. Thanks!

    Monday, January 4, 2010 at 7:14 pm | Permalink

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